Makokoba is the first black African Township in Bulawayo.
Makokoba was named after the native commissioner Mr Fallon, who used to walk around the township with his walking stick. The name Makokoba was derived from Ndebele "ukhukokoba" which means the ko-ko-ko noise that comes from walking with a walking stick.
Prominent People That Came From Makokoba
In 2015, the Bulawayo City Council reported that Makokoba had a population of 17 910 people and has 4 802 households at an average of 3,7 people per household.
Makokoba is home to Stanley Hall and Stanley Square. During the colonial era, those running the municipality decided to build the biggest bar in the country, Big Bhawa. Makokoba is also home to the biggest traditional market in Bulawayo, Emkambo.